Plan your route quickly and easily through a clear comparison of different transport with the aid of real-time data on the arrival platform greenmobility:



By bike


If you don’t have your own bike with you, it is possible to rent one from «metropolradruhr» .  Stations for the Metropolrad Ruhr are located at the main train station in Essen, as well as near the Colonia House at «Rüttenscheider Stern» und «Landgericht».


For the trip by bike from the main train station to Colonia House via Rüttenscheider Street plan on about 12 minutes travel time.

Bicycles can be safely parked in our bike garage in the back courtyard of the Colonia House.


By public transit from Essen main station (


Streetcar 101:

Subway (U-Bahn) platform 2, Essen main train station

Direction Helenenstraße, Essen (Ruhr)

Exit at stop "Zweigertstraße"

Continue by foot away from city center to Colonia House on left side

Total duration: 11 minutes by train + 50 meters by foot


Streetcars 107, 108 and Subway (U-Bahn) U11:

Subway (U-Bahn) platform 2 (107+108) or platform 4 (U11), Essen main train station

Direction Bredeney, Essen (107+108) or Messe/Gruga, Essen (U11)

Exit at stop "Rüttenscheider Stern"

Continue by foot to Zweigertstraße, Colonia House is 350 meters away on the left side

Total duration: 3 minutes by train + ca. 6 minutes by foot


By car


Parking places (fee required) may be available directly in front of Colonia House on Zweigertstraße. Nearby side-streets may also provide alternative parking options, depending on the time of day.


 GPS-Coordinates: 51.43669°N 7.00083°E


By plane


Visitors arriving by plane must first take the Skytrain from the terminal to the train station "Dusseldorf Airport". From there, you can either take RE1, RE2 and RE6 (about 22-25 minutes) and S1 (37 minutes) to Essen Central Station (see "Getting there by public transport from Essen central station).